Thursday, June 18, 2009


Back to the Phủ Thành Chương excursion, I saw this collection of tools used in the field - still today!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Generation clash

I wasn't kidding when I said that youngsters were skateboarding next to Lenin!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Monday, June 8, 2009

At the flower market - the transporter

Here I was at the Nghi Tam flower market the other night, and if you wanted to know how all those precious flowers are transported - well, here's your answer!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Breakdance contest

This group of youngsters was performing yesterday (as I suspect they do every weekend) on the Lenin square - that's right, just a little distance away from the statue of the Russian communist leader! Vietnam keeps surprising me in the many, many ways it's modernizing itself!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Vol de nuit

I never get tired of Trúc Bạch Lake; this was taken at... 3am last night. I decided to go on a short motorbike trip to the flower market at its peak hour and enjoyed the quietness of the city on the way there, something we're not really used to having in the daytime!

Friday, June 5, 2009


As Yann Arthus-Bertrand's much anticipated movie 'Home' is being released worldwide today, I couldn't miss the occasion to post this 'Earth from Above'-like picture!

Go catch it in your nearest movie theater (for Hanoians, you can actually go to l'Espace) or watch it on Youtube - in HD, no less!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Hoa Đại

[somewhere in the Phủ Thành Chương manor]

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

HDP first birthday!

One year (and 200 posts) later, here we are. I'm still having fun taking pictures in the city and sharing them with you - keep the comments & suggestions coming!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


Still at the Phủ Thành Chương residence, found this scary (but colorful) statue.

Monday, June 1, 2009

CDP Theme Day: Feet

Funky shoes, right? I found those at the Phủ Thành Chương residence during a photo field trip there yesterday.

I'll be posting more of the pics I took there throughout the week, in the mean time go visit what the other members of the CDP community concocted for you!